Celeste and Jesse Forever is an examination of a relationship that ends up in divorce/separation, but the couple are still best friends. They probably are still in love, and when one of them moves on to another, those feelings of regret bubble up. The film is written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack and is directed by Lee Toland Krieger. The film stars Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg as the title couple. The film also stars Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Will McCormack, Emma Roberts, and Elijah Wood. This looks like a really good film and the trailer is really good also. I am hoping Andy Samberg’s career post-SNL is successful, but his start with That’s My Boy this past weekend is not that good. The song used in the last half of the trailer is “Drifting In and Out” by Porcelain Raft.
“Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do — she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go. The film is a humorous and honest examination of a broken heart and the long, hard road it takes to heal it.”
Celeste and Jesse Forever is in theatres August 3, 2012.
by Sarah Ksiazek